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Is there a viable solution for 64bit users? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Sorry, but this is part rant, part question.

    I'm not a power user, but I can read and follow directions. And so far none of the work-arounds to restore my 64 bit version of Vista seem viable. The bottleneck is the network drivers aren't installing. I've tried downloading 32bit versions of the Intel Pro 1000 nic and had to expand the EXE file then copy the contents over, but this info doesn't seem to get picked up by the restore process and I can't seem to get the network drivers installed. Has anyone successfually gotten anything like the PROVISTA32_v14_0.exe file to actually be visible to the restore process?

    So, at this point its clear than I really have no backus for this machine, even if it's backing up every night. I wish I had known this and would of had the local back up going at the same time. I need to restore the computer to an earlier time and I don't see how I can do that now, if I can't get the network drivers figured out.

    This just amazes me that it's June of 2009 and there isn't a viable solution for 64bit machines. I bought this computer at Costco for crying out loud. So the reality is 64bit is pretty mainstream, not some anomalythat some people seem to think it is on this forum.

    Anyway, I'm sorry. Just a bit frustrated to find out my options seem limited here when I least need them to be.
    Wednesday, June 17, 2009 7:39 PM

Answers

  • Hi,
    if you start installation of the network drivers on a system without fitting network hardware, the extracted drivers are sitting in the Temp folder, as long as you did not confirm the message telling you, that it won't install.
    If you put the content of this folder (you can determine the correct one by the current time stamp in details view of Explorer) this should work.
    In case this attempt fails and you have a second client PC available, to which you can attach the disk as secondary drive, to which you wish to restore that system, you can attempt to follow the procedure described in the FAQ How to restore a client PC, if the network connection does not work in the CD based restore environment.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Wednesday, June 17, 2009 7:59 PM
    Moderator
  • Sorry, but this is part rant, part question.

    I'm not a power user, but I can read and follow directions. And so far none of the work-arounds to restore my 64 bit version of Vista seem viable. The bottleneck is the network drivers aren't installing. I've tried downloading 32bit versions of the Intel Pro 1000 nic and had to expand the EXE file then copy the contents over, but this info doesn't seem to get picked up by the restore process and I can't seem to get the network drivers installed. Has anyone successfually gotten anything like the PROVISTA32_v14_0.exe file to actually be visible to the restore process?

    So, at this point its clear than I really have no backus for this machine, even if it's backing up every night. I wish I had known this and would of had the local back up going at the same time. I need to restore the computer to an earlier time and I don't see how I can do that now, if I can't get the network drivers figured out.

    This just amazes me that it's June of 2009 and there isn't a viable solution for 64bit machines. I bought this computer at Costco for crying out loud. So the reality is 64bit is pretty mainstream, not some anomalythat some people seem to think it is on this forum.

    Anyway, I'm sorry. Just a bit frustrated to find out my options seem limited here when I least need them to be.

    In addition to what Olaf said, here is a link to Ken Warren's product suggestion on Connect:  Restore CD should support 64 bit drivers.  Feel free to vote on it. :)
    Thursday, June 18, 2009 12:19 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,
    if you start installation of the network drivers on a system without fitting network hardware, the extracted drivers are sitting in the Temp folder, as long as you did not confirm the message telling you, that it won't install.
    If you put the content of this folder (you can determine the correct one by the current time stamp in details view of Explorer) this should work.
    In case this attempt fails and you have a second client PC available, to which you can attach the disk as secondary drive, to which you wish to restore that system, you can attempt to follow the procedure described in the FAQ How to restore a client PC, if the network connection does not work in the CD based restore environment.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Wednesday, June 17, 2009 7:59 PM
    Moderator
  • Sorry, but this is part rant, part question.

    I'm not a power user, but I can read and follow directions. And so far none of the work-arounds to restore my 64 bit version of Vista seem viable. The bottleneck is the network drivers aren't installing. I've tried downloading 32bit versions of the Intel Pro 1000 nic and had to expand the EXE file then copy the contents over, but this info doesn't seem to get picked up by the restore process and I can't seem to get the network drivers installed. Has anyone successfually gotten anything like the PROVISTA32_v14_0.exe file to actually be visible to the restore process?

    So, at this point its clear than I really have no backus for this machine, even if it's backing up every night. I wish I had known this and would of had the local back up going at the same time. I need to restore the computer to an earlier time and I don't see how I can do that now, if I can't get the network drivers figured out.

    This just amazes me that it's June of 2009 and there isn't a viable solution for 64bit machines. I bought this computer at Costco for crying out loud. So the reality is 64bit is pretty mainstream, not some anomalythat some people seem to think it is on this forum.

    Anyway, I'm sorry. Just a bit frustrated to find out my options seem limited here when I least need them to be.

    In addition to what Olaf said, here is a link to Ken Warren's product suggestion on Connect:  Restore CD should support 64 bit drivers.  Feel free to vote on it. :)
    Thursday, June 18, 2009 12:19 AM
    Moderator